Rail is a gigantic scam for siphoning off public money | Seumas Milne

Branson and FirstGroup have both gamed a disastrous privatisation. The case for public ownership is compellingBarely a month since the private security firm G4S crashed and burned in the runup to the London Olympics, we’re back in outsourcing la-la land again. This time the battle is over the monopoly franchise to run passenger trains on […]
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It’s not a class war for HS2 opponents from the Chilterns to Camden

Residents fighting the ¬£33bn high-speed railway are not nimbys. They’ve just looked at the plans more closely than the rest of usIt’s either the polarised times we’re living in, or just the sorry condition of Britishness; whenever there’s an argument about anything, it always has a class subtext, and nowhere is this more striking than […]
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